North Yarmouth, ME - Phebe Snow, 87, of North Yarmouth, Maine, passed away on May 5th, 2017 at Maine Medical Center in Portland Maine. 

Phebe was born in Summit NJ on September 25th, 1929 to Bertrand Littell Gulick and Helen Rhodes Gulick. She attended Miss Fines School, Princeton Day School, and Saint Mary’s Hall. She also attended and graduated from Endicott Jr. College. On January 31, 1959, she married Carlton F. Snow and moved to Kingston NY to begin her life with him. It was the beginning of a journey she cherished for 58 years and would take them from NY to Virginia and Connecticut before landing them in North Yarmouth, ME. 

Phebe was a strong believer in family and treasured and protected her relationships with those she loved. She enjoyed being a part of the extended Snow family and looked forward to time spent at “The Camp” each summer. She enjoyed travelling to Europe and California to visit her children and grandchildren.

She was well known for having high expectations. She taught us to be aware of the needs of others and to be kind, considerate and respectful. She modeled grace in times of adversity and found the silver lining in most situations. When no lining existed she taught us the wisdom of letting go of what we could not control.

She instilled in us a strong work ethic and impeccable manners; that said, she knew when she was outnumbered and laughed right along with us when the dinner table decorum took a downward turn. She gave us room to try our wings, providing a safe place to heal from the inevitable crash landings, all without ever saying “ I told you so…”  

Phebe was active as a Girl Scout leader and volunteered for many years with the Rockland County, NY 4-H Horse Clubs. She worked as a Cooperative Extension Program Coordinator for several years prior to moving to Connecticut. She volunteered for 15 years with the Children's Museum in Portland, ME and also enjoyed participating in the Newcomers Group, various book clubs, and bridge groups. She was a master knitter. 

Phebe is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Peter. She is survived by her husband, Carlton, of North Yarmouth; a daughter, Lydia, of Readfield ME and her husband Greg and grandchildren Casey, Michael and fiancée Diana Derocher, and Sandra and fiancé Russ Bayreuther; a son, Edward, of San Diego, CA and his wife Kathy and grandchildren Charlotte and Laura.

At her request there will be no services. Those wishing to honor her memory may make a donation to your local Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth program in her name.

Westbrook, ME - John Henry Niskanen III, 65 of Westbrook, Me. passed away on May 14, 2017 at Seaside Healthcare in Portland, Me.

Born on May 17, 1951 in Lewiston, Me. to John Henry Niskanen Jr. and Leona Emery. He grew up in Portland and attended Portland Public Schools and attained his GED.

He served in the Air Force at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada as an Operations Specialist with the rank of Sargent. He held several jobs with the last being at Portland Jetport as a custodian for several years.

He really enjoyed fishing, watching television (especially the Boston Red Sox) and listening to music and playing guitar.

He is survived by his children Christopher Niskanen of Las Vegas, Nevada, Melissa Niskanen and her partner Paul Berry and four children Shannyn, Zachary, Emily and Colby of South Portland, and Jonathan Niskanen of Buxton. Survived by his siblings are Dorene Hadley of South Portland, Barbara Wallace of Portland, Larry Niskanen of Portland, Edward Adams of Westbrook, Sandra Larson of Hollis Center and several nieces and nephews.

 Previously deceased by his father John H. Niskanen Jr., and brothers August and Robert Niskanen.

Graveside service will be held on May 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Maine Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery 281 Civic Center Drive (Driveway is across the street from the 99 Restaurant). Augusta, ME 04330

 

In memory of John, donations can be made to

Beacon Hospice

54 Atlantic Place Foden Rd.

South Portland, ME 04106

PORTLAND - Catherine Lynne (Williams) New was reunited with her father on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at Maine Medical Center. 

She was born on March 16th, 1953 to Clifford and Patricia Williams. She was raised in Auburn and South Portland. She graduated from South Portland High School in 1971, and then graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Radiology in 1973. Catherine worked at Maine Medical Center as a Radiology Technician (specializing in mammography), for 44 years. 

Catherine was an avid knitter and crafter. She enjoyed creating beautiful blankets, bags, and other hand made gifts for her friends and family. She was an enthusiastic bird watcher and spent time watching them in her backyard. She looked forward to annual camping trips with “her girls,” Vickie, Jeannine, Denise, and Cathy. Catherine was happiest when she was surrounded by the people she loved. 

Catherine was a dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother.  

Catherine was predeceased by her father Clifford Williams. She is survived by her husband Randy New, their son Tristen New, daughter-in-law Allison, and grandson Samuel; Mother Patricia Williams; Sister Teresa Champagne and husband Richard Champagne, and their children; Brother Thomas Williams and wife Tanya, and their children. She leaves behind many other nieces and nephews. 

Catherine’s Celebration of Life will be held at The Italian Heritage Center at 40 Westland Ave, Portland, on May 20th at noon until 3:00 PM. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers the family requests a small donation to the American Heart Association in Catherine’s name.

 

Bridgton, ME - Marilyn J. Erickson, 88, wife of the late Norman D. Erickson died in Bridgton, Maine on May 6, 2017. Born on August 25, 1928, she was the only child of Albert and Blanche Carlson of Worcester, MA.

Marilyn is survived by her children Karen Erickson and her husband Eric Gulbrandsen of Lovell, ME, David Erickson of Soddy Daisy, TN, and Donna Maskwa and her husband Michael of Dover, NH. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, her sister-in-law Gloria Cown of Rockland, ME and her only niece Tina Morand and her husband Dennis of Camden.

Marilyn was incredibly creative and artistic and an original DIY expert in sewing, painting, quilts and gardens. She loved “back of the box” recipes.  Her Swedish pizza recipe was ketchup on toast. If a new recipe failed to please, her response was often, “Well that was great.  Let’s have it in another 10 years.” After years of tying everyone’s ski boots and skates, she took up skiing herself and then golf. She was the heart of her family and a great listener. She left them all with great memories of her strength, practicality and love. 

She also loved her community of Mt. Vernon, Maine and Flying Pond. She was a member of the North Vienna United Methodist Church and The Mill Stream Grange in Vienna. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Mill Stream Grange, c/o Jill Sampson, Sec., 163 Tower Road, Vienna, Maine 04360.

A private family service at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, MA will be held at a later date.


 

 

 

Yarmouth – Carole A. (Nappi) Cusack, 74, of Yarmouth, died on May 4, 2017 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. She was predeceased by her husband, Ardley Cusack. 

Carole was born in Portland, the daughter of the late Martin and Eleanor Nappi. She was a lifelong resident of Yarmouth and a graduate of North Yarmouth Academy. 

Carole worked as a waitress for many local restaurants and was best known for her time at Elena’s, the donut shop her parents owned. 

Carole loved summertime! She enjoyed being outside, whether it was working in her gardens, sitting by the pool, or going to her favorite spot on Cousins Island Beach. She also loved her dogs and they were always by her side. 

She is survived by her son, Stephen J. Cusack and his wife Jennifer of Gray, two stepsons, Ralph Cusack of South Portland and Ardley Cusack, Jr. of Columbus, Montana, a stepdaughter, Susan Cusack of Florida, and three grandchildren, Christopher, Eleanor, and Jayden Cusack. 

We would like to thank Lisa Fitzgibbons and family for the many years of help, support, love, and friendship given to Carole.  

A graveside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Yarmouth on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11:00 am. 

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